Porphyry copper prospect in Toshkent, Uzbekistan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Chatkal and Kurama Ranges (142pCu8001)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Uzbekistan
State or province Toshkent
Geographic location 70.027407, 41.377099
Geologic map unit 70.027407, 41.377099
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Carboniferous–Permian
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals albite, amphibole, biotite, bismuthinite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, hematite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, tourmaline
Associated rocks breccia, diorite, gabbro, monzonite, quartz syenite, skarn, syenite, andesite porphyry, dacite porphyry, granite porphyry, limestone, quartz porphyry, sandstone, tuff, tuffaceous conglomerate, tuffaceous sandstone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Late Carboniferous–Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Ore-bearing stock, 6 square km, exposed from 1700 m to 2450 m elevation; 0.002–8% Cu, 0.001–0.3% Mo. Location: possible trenching, some roads on Google Earth (March 2, 2010); close to location reported by Seltmann and others (2009).
Study area name West Central Asia
References Golovanov (1978); Singer and others (2008); Seltmann and others (2009)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Golovanov, I.M., 1978, [Copper mineralization in the western Tian Shan]: Tashkent, Fan, 239 p. [In Russian.]
Seltmann, R., Shatov, V., and Yakubchuk, A., 2009, Mineral deposits database and thematic maps of Central Asia: London, Natural History Museum, Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS), 143 p. and ArcGIS 9.2, ArcView 3.2 and MapInfo 6.0 (7.0) GIS packages, scale 1:1,500,000, CD-ROM.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.